Preview: White Hills vs Bendigo United Round 5
The Demons will be looking to get back on the winners list this match, when we host Bendigo United in the First XI. Gavin Bowles (picture courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser) will look to continue his strong start to the season. With Gavin averaging 58.6 and Captain Winter-Irving 57.5, these two will look to bat for long periods against the BUCC’s attack. Congratulations to our English friend Jack Rodgers who will make his WHCC First XI Debut this week, joining him will be his good friend Linc Jacobs after a superb start to the season.
When: Saturday 19th and 26th of November 2016
Where: Glen Loddon Homes Oval
Last time we met: Round 4 15/16 – BUCCs 6/303 (CC) Colley 2/46, Irwin 2/65 Def. White Hills 279 Bowles 56, Winter-Irving 46, Irwin 45.
Teams: White Hills: L. Jacobs, S. Stagg, G. Bowles, M. Winter-Irving, R. Grundy, R. Irwin, O. Geary, J. Matthews, J. Sheean, Corey Dickins, J. Rodgers
BUCC’s: J. Stewart, J. Bouwmeester, J. Thrum, L. McDermott, M. Podosky, M. Smalley, B. Gunn, C. Holmes, N. Crawford, M. Di Fede, C. Howgate
What a great opportunity for our boys to make a statement, currently BUCC’s sit 3rd on the ladder (2 wins, 1 Loss), and we sit 7th (1 Win, 2 Losses). Rodgers unusual bowling action will hopefully cause some headaches for the Redbacks’ batsmen, with Irwin, Dickins and Winter-Irving also to handle the pace bowling, and Jacobs to provide some spin options.
What a start for the “A Res” boys! Currently sitting on top of the ladder undefeated. With Jacobs on A Grade duties, Paul McKenzie will take on the captains role, all the best Paul. Youngster Ben Daley has had a great start to the year and has 2 not out’s to his name. Under 18 players Jakob O’Niell and Caileb Dickins have performed well and find themselves earning a spot in the team. Jack Stagg has been a worthy contributer to C Grade this season and also earns a promotion to B Grade
Team: P. McKenzie (c), P. Egan, N. Wharton, T. Miles, B. Daley, J. Slattery, T. Schultz, J. O’Niell, Caileb Dickins, Josh Julius, D. Blume, J. Stagg.
With a record of 2 Wins and 1 Loss, C Grade are currently 2nd on the ladder, with BUCC’s 3rd, this match shapes as a great battle. Captain Marcus Ferrier has lead the team brilliantly, with stalwarts Richardson and Kay also providing valuable support the team is up and about.
Team: M. Ferrier (c), A. Holland, M. Davey, S. Richardson, B. Shepherd, J. kay, T. geary, J. Whitcroft, M. Peters, J. Harding, D. Bish